High School Weekly News | Jan 6

Please contact Judy Kelly jkelly@kingsschools.org if you have any questions!

Christmas Décor Volunteers
Thanks to everyone who helped put up the beautiful Christmas decorations at CRISTA’s Assisted Living community. If you would like to help take the decorations down and store them, service hours will be available on January 8th starting at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Karen Kephart at kkephart@crista.net to sign up.

Thank You
Thank you to all who donated to the Coat/Toiletries Drive. With your generous donations we collected 125 coats, 156 pairs of socks, and over 200 toiletries!

Principal’s Coffee
Do you have questions about what is happening at Kings High School? Please join our Principal, Bob Ruhlman, and other high school administrators, for the Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, January 11th at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Lounge. All high school parents are welcome to attend this informal event. We look forward to seeing you then!

Become a Homestay Family for an International Student
Please join our international student coordinator Erica Largent on Wednesday, January 18, to learn all about how YOU can become a homestay family for one of our international students! Learn about our vision for this new program and what hosting an international student means for your family: 8:30 am in Reimer Library (Martin Center Admin Building) or 7:30 pm in the HS Library. Contact elargent@kingsschools.org for more info.

SCRIP News
With the New Year come new SCRIP TO GO hours!  SCRIP TO GO will still be available for purchase on campus with new hours on Mondays from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.    Also, the next order deadline is Monday, January 9th at 8:15 a.m.  Orders and payments must be received by then to be included.  If you are paying by check, payment should be left in the SCRIP drop box located in the back hallway off the high school library.

Save the Date!
Winter Ball is planned for February 4th from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at MOHAI in Seattle! Grab a date or a group of friends and join us for a night of dancing, food, and exploring!

Seattle Times Reader Photos of the Year
Seattle Times readers submitted hundreds of their images of the Pacific Northwest to the Reader’s Lens feature and chose 10 of their favorites. Congratulations to King’s Senior, Cole Critchlow (photo featured on this newsletter’s headline). Here are the comments from the Seattle Times.

Photographer: Cole Critchlow’s photo was taken on November 18th at Brackett’s Landing North Park in Edmonds. Cole’s description of his photo: “Tayden MacDonald and I were hanging out doing our favorite pastime. The picture was shot using a Canon 5D Mark III and a Pixelstick. No matter what side people wanted in this past election, we are all Americans at the end of the day and we should be proud.”

Judge’s Comment: “This is a creative, well thought out and executed photograph. I love how the lights of the ferry peek through and are perfectly placed within the stripe. The added wave of the Pixelstick that creates the flag is a nice touch. Great job balancing a slow shutter with the light of the Pixelstick.”

Auction Contest
Don’t miss a chance for your student to be the lucky winner of a $100 Amazon gift card! To be eligible, just turn in your family auction donation between now and January 20. Check out the following donation ideas if you need a bit of inspiration:

Chapel on Friday, January 13th
Juniors and seniors will be participating in college readiness sessions on Friday January 13th during the Chapel hour. Grade levels will report to the following locations:

9th and 10th graders: Chapel in Schirmer
11th graders: PSAT results and college info session in the Library
12th graders: College Slice alumni panel in the Bundrant Ness Center

College Information Night for Juniors and Their Parents
Please join us on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium for College Information Night planned for Juniors and their families. This is an important evening for staying on track with your college process. We will be joined by representatives from the admissions office at the University of Washington and Kaplan Test Prep to discuss specific parts of the process. Mrs. Lewis will also be sharing about visiting colleges, Naviance and next steps. Please contact Mrs. Lewis if you have any questions at klewis@kingsschools.org.